Glenda and Steven McDaniel's (glendamcd) Blog

Real Estate Sales Representative - Long and Foster Smith Mountain Lake Office
Recently I had a buyer make an offer on a property.   The Listing agent had stressed that the Seller really wanted to sell and bring all offers.    My clients made a written offer that was actually very reasonable and not subject to the sell of any property, but a clean Contract.     The Offer wa...
Do you use Aerial Photos in your marketing.   In our Smith Mountain Lake area, we find that what many call the backyard is our front yard or lakeside as we call it.   There are so many different angles of photos that you need, sometimes the best way to capture a lake home is by using aerial photo...
A Loan Officer that I work with at Bank of America was discussing with me the benefits of 203K FHA Loan   and I just wanted to pass this along to everyone. The FHA 203K Loan Program has increased in its importance with so much of the present listing inventory consisting of bank REO.  The 203(k) l...
7 Useful Tips for a Buyer that is considering an REO property: 1. The Best time to make an offer on an REO is toward the end of the month.  Banks and financial institutes like to have as many REO properties out of their available inventory by the end of the month. 2. Consider the area that the RE...
So Many Buyers are only interested in properties that are the REAL DEAL and particular in REO Properties, but are they really aware of the some of the condtions to look out for in purchasing an REO. 1. FLEXIBILITY -Timelines involved with closing REO properties can be delayed.  If a Buyer has a R...
Orginally the Obama Administration  created HAMP- Home Affordable Modification Plan     In March 2009 the Obama Administration started working on the MHP or the Making Home Affordable plan.     The Administration was hoping to help 3 to 4 million homeowners through the HAMP program by helping the...
Affordable Lake Living on Four Acres with 460' of wraparound shoreline on a serene point lot for only $595,000.   Includes a 24x36 detached garage that has its own 2 bedroom septic system for future uses.  The Three Bedroom home has its own septic system, Beach, great entertainment decks and new ...
Wonderful Nantucket Style Lake Home nestled in the trees with gorgeous lake views, the affordable price of $849,500 Easy maintenance Certainteed Shake Siding with Stone to grade and stone patio entry.  Great Covered Boatdock with lift and cabana, make lake living wonderful and enjoyable. Large Gr...
What a difference the right photo with the right light can make.  Sometimes it amazes me to look at photos of a property that I know is beautiful but the agent will put a photo  of the home on a cloudy overcast day or do photos like the ones below that show the difference a lite room versus a dar...
I just listed this beautiful lake cottage at Smith Mountain Lake and loved the way this photo turned out. The colors, the lake and the landscaping.    I feel very fortunate that I work in such a lovely area  that allows me to take lots of beautiful lake views and photo shots.

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